Hengyang City-based company Gongchuang will have the FAB 1200 production line in mass production by the end of 2011, producing approximately 330,000 solar modules per year.

“The combination of our ThinFab launch last month and our latest order from Gongchuang is very encouraging,” says Juerg Henz, chief executive of Oerlikon. “It is a clear sign that Oerlikon Solar’s thin film silicon technology is seen as highly competitive.”